Monday, August 21, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

New body part discovered in the human eye

Posted on Friday, 14 June, 2013 | Comment icon 19 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: sxc.hu

 
A previously undiscovered body part measuring a mere 15 microns has been identified by scientists.

Named "Dua's layer" after Professor Harminder Dua who made the discovery, the new part is an extremely thin but tough skin structure that sits at the back of the cornea. Ophthalmologists have hailed the find as significant as it not only revolutionizes what is known of human eye anatomy but will also serve to make eye operations safer.

"From a clinical perspective, there are many diseases that affect the back of the cornea, which clinicians across the world are already beginning to relate to the presence, absence or tear in this layer," said Dua.

"The newfound body part, dubbed Dua's layer, is a skinny but tough structure measuring just 15 microns thick, where one micron is one-millionth of a meter and more than 25,000 microns equal an inch."

  View: Full article

 Source: Popular Science


  Discuss: View comments (19)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #10 Posted by Lava_Lady on 14 June, 2013, 21:53
Who would have known.... something we don't know about the human body.... great ... this kid might need to get the eyes redone in the future ... ~ Cute!! Say thanks for those who donate their body for this discovery I'm on the donor list... they can have whatever I don't need when I die... which will be everything.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Timonthy on 14 June, 2013, 22:36
I'm on the donor list... they can have whatever I don't need when I die... which will be everything. Really guess it depends how much is left when the raptor finishes with you...
Comment icon #12 Posted by Lava_Lady on 14 June, 2013, 22:38
Really guess it depends how much is left when the raptor finishes with you... Another good way to go... cycle of life 'n all that crap... lol
Comment icon #13 Posted by third_eye on 14 June, 2013, 23:05
Another good way to go... cycle of life 'n all that crap... lol you get the prize !! ~
Comment icon #14 Posted by Timonthy on 15 June, 2013, 9:36
you get the prize !! ~ That is so cool!
Comment icon #15 Posted by third_eye on 15 June, 2013, 9:41
That is so cool! tag ... you're it .... ~
Comment icon #16 Posted by regeneratia on 17 June, 2013, 5:20
Maybe it is a part of human evolution. I know that my eye Dr. tells me I have more rods and cones than most people, while I have recently been seeing a lot more fluorescence in flowers, ocean waves, clouds and so on. Colors come right at me sometimes. So what if this is a new part of our biological system?
Comment icon #17 Posted by Lex540 on 17 June, 2013, 9:53
so who is next keep it up
Comment icon #18 Posted by FlyingAngel on 17 June, 2013, 12:10
Maybe it is a part of human evolution. I know that my eye Dr. tells me I have more rods and cones than most people, while I have recently been seeing a lot more fluorescence in flowers, ocean waves, clouds and so on. Colors come right at me sometimes. So what if this is a new part of our biological system? Except that we don't know if it's a good or bad evolution. I prefer the term mutation rather evolution.
Comment icon #19 Posted by regeneratia on 18 June, 2013, 21:45
Except that we don't know if it's a good or bad evolution. I prefer the term mutation rather evolution. I have stopped placing judgements on things, ... mostly. I don't think "is this good or bad?" when I am assessing something, when I am considering something. IMHO, everything has a little bit of good AND bad in it. It is the amount of good or bad that seems to be most addressed. Shakespeare says that there is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so. Dr. Robert Anthony says that there is nothing good or bad, just different sets of consequences. Either/or thinking is just not something I ... [More]


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Man has a live gecko removed from his ear
8-20-2017
A man in China got the surprise of his life after visiting the doctor with severe pain in his ear.
Three-mile-wide asteroid to pass by the Earth
8-20-2017
The huge space rock is due to pass within a safe distance of our planet at the beginning of September.
USS Indianapolis wreck found 70 years on
8-20-2017
The wreckage of a cruiser sank by a Japanese submarine 70 years ago has finally been discovered.
'Apocalyptic' cloud hangs over town in Brazil
8-19-2017
Residents of Teixeira de Freitas were treated to a rather unusual and unnerving spectacle this week.
Other news in this category
Can the Yellowstone supervolcano be stopped ?
Posted 8-19-2017 | 9 comments
NASA has come up with an ambitious new plan to cool down the supervolcano by using it as an energy source....
 
Scientists solve animal evolution mystery
Posted 8-17-2017 | 9 comments
A sea algae boom has been credited with the rise of the first complex life forms in Earth's distant past....
 
91 volcanoes discovered beneath Antarctic ice
Posted 8-13-2017 | 17 comments
Scientists have uncovered what is now believed to be the largest volcanic region on the planet....
 
US firm develops drone with gun and grenades
Posted 8-13-2017 | 12 comments
Duke Robotics has come up with a weaponized drone capable of aiming and shooting while in mid-air....
 
Do video games help or hinder your brain ?
Posted 8-11-2017 | 49 comments
Scientists have been studying the impact different types of games have on certain areas of the brain....
 
Scientists create breakthrough healing device
Posted 8-8-2017 | 24 comments
Known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), the technology can begin repairing injuries in less than a second....
 
'Karakoram anomaly' defies climate change
Posted 8-8-2017 | 8 comments
A 'vortex' of cold air over the Karakoram mountain range has been causing glaciers to continue growing....
 
Extreme weather could kill 150,000 per year
Posted 8-6-2017 | 102 comments
Scientists have warned that extreme weather events could prove devastating by the end of the century....
 
AI shut down after it invents its own language
Posted 8-1-2017 | 71 comments
Facebook was forced to shut down one of its artificial intelligence experiments due to an unforeseen issue....
 
Time is key to happiness, new study claims
Posted 7-25-2017 | 17 comments
According to researchers, stressing out over a lack of time is a leading cause of anxiety and depression....
 
Robot ventures inside Fukushima reactor 3
Posted 7-23-2017 | 5 comments
Scientists in Japan have identified what could be fuel debris within the devastated nuclear reactor....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ